By Sabiu Abdullahi
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi, Nigeria, has announced the successful launch of an innovative laser surgery programme for urological conditions.
The new programme is expected to provide advanced care for patients suffering from a variety of urological ailments, including kidney stones, prostate issues, and other related illnesses.
The program was launched with the inaugural surgery, which was led by Dr. Evaristus Uzuma Azodoh, a renowned consultant urologist who arrived from the Chiva Specialist Hospital in Abuja.
The procedure, which lasted approximately one hour, was a resounding success, despite being the first of its kind in Bauchi.
“This is a significant milestone for ATBUTH,” said Professor Yusuf Jibrin, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital.
“We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care, and this new laser surgery program is a major step forward in our efforts to do so.”
The new programme is expected to significantly reduce the need for patients to seek treatment elsewhere.
“In the past, patients in Bauchi who needed urological surgery had to travel to other cities or even abroad,” said Dr. Azodoh. “This new program will make it possible for them to receive the care they need right here in Bauchi.”